Davy Klaassen says he wants to be Everton captain one day, but admits he needs to settle in first.
Klaassen was captain at his boyhood club, Ajax, and led them out in the Europa League final last season – against now team-mate, Wayne Rooney, who captained Manchester United.
The Dutchman said, “It was a huge honour to become the captain at Ajax… and in the end I want to do the same here, but I’ve got to settle in first.
“Before the [Europa League] final, I stood on the pitch an hour-and-a-half before kick-off and the stadium was full of Ajax fans singing. I thought, ‘This is something special’. Sure, we wanted to win, but I was proud to be captain of that team.
“It was my third or fourth year in the first team and I was already one of the most experienced members, because when you’re 23 or 24 you normally leave Ajax to go abroad. The average age is higher here and there are more leaders. This side doesn’t have the same need as Ajax – here you have got a lot of different captains.”